Dive In Announce Debut EP, Eighteen, on Vagrant Records
We are very excited to welcome the UK's Dive In to the Vagrant family! Today the Glastonbury residents launch their 2015 with a fresh cut titled "Eighteen" along with the news that it'll also be the title track of their debut EP out May 26th. Click HERE or below to listen via SoundCloud.
"Eighteen was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence" explains frontman Guttridge, continuing "it was inspired by another day of watching the village's festival fences go up. It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/artists that descend upon our village each year."
Motivated by a mutual appreciation of timeless and epic sounding pop from the likes of Genesis and the Police, the band is gearing up to release a first EP they hope will leave a lasting impression. The EP is comprised of five tracks that make for a complete listening experience, anchored together by the title song, which was produced by the band and Andy Green (Keane) and mixed by Alan Moulder (Royal Blood, The Killers). Dive In are Matthew Guttridge, Daniel Hayes & Adam Mason.
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1. Into The Blue
4. Can't Hold Me Down
5. Lost (In The Blue)
Maudlin Strangers Announce West Coast Tour, Share New Remix
Maudlin Strangers will be hitting the road again in June! Kicking off on June 18th in Santa Ana CA, the tour takes the band up to Seattle and back, wrapping up in their hometown of Los Angeles on July 1 @ The Echo. A full list of dates can be found below.
Formed in 2010, Maudlin Strangers is the project of Agoura Hills, CA native Jake Hays. Recorded in Hays’ bedroom the debut Overdose EP was released in January and can only be described as dark-indie-rock combining somber lyricism masked by light, upbeat melodies. Today, check out Clarence’s new take on the EP track “Penny” HERE or below.
Maudlin Strangers on tour:
6/18 Santa Ana CA @ The Constellation Room- All Ages
6/19 Phoenix AZ @ The Rebel Lounge- All Ages
6/20 Las Vegas NV @ Beauty Bar- 21+
6/22 Salt Lake City UT @ The Loading Dock- All Ages
6/24 Seattle WA @ El Corazon- All Ages
6/25 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater Lounge- 21+
6/29 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill- All Ages
7/01 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo- All Ages
WATERS Reveal New Track “What’s Real,” Play Conan April 1st
WATERS have shared the title track from their highly anticipated new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real. Click HERE to check out the new song via Indie Shuffle. Pre-order What’s Real on iTunes or through the Vagrant webstore ahead of its April 7 release and get 5 tracks now!
Recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore), What’s Real is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest. Serving as a prelude to What’s Real’s release, WATERS is pleased to share that next week marks their late night television debut. The band will be performing their single, ‘Got To My Head,” on Conan on April 1, 2015. Be sure to tune in.
WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of upcoming dates can be found here.
Active Child Announces North American Headline Tour, “1999” Single Available Now
Just last week Active Child announced plans to release his sophomore full-length, Mercy. Today, Active Child is pleased to share he’ll be hitting the road in support of the record for a full headline North American run, with Low Roar supporting, throughout the month of June. A full list of dates can be found below.
Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are All I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. Lead track “1999” premiered last week via The FADER, and is out today on iTunes and Spotify. Mercy will be released nationwide on June 16 via Vagrant.
Active Child On Tour:
5/23 Bradley CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Fest
6/03 San Diego CA @ The Irenic
6/04 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
6/06 Austin TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
6/07 Dallas TX @ The Kessler Theater
6/08 New Orleans LA @ Republic New Orleans
6/10 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl
6/11 Raleigh NC @ Kings
6/12 Philadelphia PA @ World Café
6/13 North Bethesda MD @ AMP by Strathmore
6/16 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/18 Boston MA @ Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
6/19 Montreal QC @ Lion D’Or Montreal
6/22 Chicago IL @ To Be Announced
6/23 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
6/25 Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/28 Seattle WA @ The Triple Door
6/29 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
6/30 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
7/02 Napa CA @ City Winery
7/03 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
7/10 Los Angeles CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
WATERS Share "Stupid Games" Lyric Video, Now Signing All Pre-Orders
WATERS have premiered a new lyric video for their track "Stupid Games”! Click HERE to check it out via The FADER. “Stupid Games” appears on WATERS' highly anticipated sophomore release, What's Real, available everywhere April 7th. Serving as a follow up to 2011’s Out In The Light, and 2014’s It All Might Be OK EP, the new album is comprised of eleven honest and raw tracks reminiscent of alternative rock stalwarts of the 90’s.
WATERS also recently announced that they will be signing all CD and LP What's Real pre-orders placed through the Vagrant webstore! Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to receive a copy of handwritten lyrics by lead singer Van Piersazalowski, which will be randomly inserted into select orders. Any pre-orders placed before 4/7 have a chance to win.
In support of What’s Real, WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of upcoming dates can be found here.
Active Child Announces Sophomore LP Mercy, New Song “1999” Premieres Today
Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, is excited to share plans to release his sophomore full-length entitled Mercy. Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are All I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. “On Mercy I wanted to feel new again in my own music. It’s been four years since my last full-length album and I wanted these songs to reflect my growth as an artist over that time. And I wanted my voice to be heard, and not just felt,” says Grossi. Mercy will be released nationwide in June via Vagrant.
Produced and recorded in Brooklyn with Van Rivers (Blonde Redhead, Fever Ray) the ten-track LP is a collection of love songs, each shining a different light on the subject. “This album more than previous releases feels like more of a collaboration between the producer and I. His fingerprints are all over these songs and he really pushed me vocally, more than anyone has before.” Written almost exclusively on the harp and piano, Mercy opens with “1999,” a juxtaposition of playful harmonies and sullen narrations of past love. Listen to “1999” via The FADER or below.
Mercy Track List:
2. These Arms
3. Never Far Away
6. Midnight Swim
10. Too Late
CRUISR Release New Single Go For It, On Tour with Bleachers in June
CRUISR’s new two track single Go For It is out today! Serving as a follow up to 2014’s acclaimed All Over EP, the single features the title track as well as “Wild Babe.” Preview both songs below.
Currently, CRUISR is on tour with X Ambassadors as they make their way to Austin Texas for this year’s SXSW music festival. Following their time in Austin, the band will take a short break from the road before heading out with Bleachers in June. A full list of dates can be found HERE.
Purchase Go For It: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify
Dustin Kensrue Reveals “Of Crows and Crowns” Song + Video, New Tour Dates Announced
Dustin Kensrue has revealed a new song and video today for “Of Crows and Crowns” from his upcoming solo album, Carry The Fire. Directed by Vern Moen (Radiohead, Jack White, Cold War Kids), check out the beautifully shot black & white video below.
CarryThe Fire is set for release on April 21, 2015. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes and receive instant downloads of both “Of Crows and Crowns” and “Back to Back.”
This month Kensrue will kick off his spring touring schedule in support of CarryThe Fire with three shows in Austin, Texas during SXSW before beginning his previously announced co-headline dates with Andy Hull on April 21st in Chicago. New tour dates in the U.K. and additional headline U.S. dates along the west coast have also been announced today. Click HERE for all upcoming tour dates and ticket links.
Bad Suns Announce April/May US Headlining Tour
After extensive touring throughout 2014 and their first ever SOLD OUT headline tour in 2015 in support of their debut album, Language & Perspective, Bad Suns are gearing up to hit the road once again! Kicking off in Indio, CA at the Coachella Music Festival on April 11 & 18, the band will be playing to fans in the Midwest and the south throughout all of April and May. A full list of dates can be found below. Language & Perspective is available now on iTunes.
Bad Suns on tour:
4/11 Indio CA @ Coachella Music Festival
4/18 Indio CA @ Coachella Music Festival
4/24 Knoxville TN @ University of Tennessee
4/25 Charleston SC @ Music Farm
4/26 Atlanta GA @ Summer Series at Park Tavern
4/27 Orlando FL @ The Social
4/29 Richmond VA @ The National
4/30 Charlotte NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/01 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
5/04 Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
5/05 Columbus OH @ A&R Music Bar
5/06 Cleveland OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
5/08 St Louis MO @ Firebird
5/10 Dallas TX @ Bomb Factory
5/11 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/12 Austin TX @ Emo’s
5/14 Colorado Springs Co @ Black Sheep
5/15 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
5/26 Phoenix AX @ Pressroom
6/21 Dover DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Bad Suns Nominated for mtvU Woodie Awards
Bad Suns’ music video for “Salt” has been nominated for Best Video at the mtvU Woodie Awards! Directed by renowned dancer, Daniel ‘Cloud’ Campos, the video uses striking choreography as it takes you on a journey through the every day struggles of a transgender individual. Watch the video below and click HERE to vote.
“Salt” appears on Bad Suns debut album, Language & Perspective, which was released last year and available now on iTunes. The band is currently wrapping up the last week of dates on their North American headline run and all upcoming shows can be found HERE.